Essential Reading - Our Top Picks for June

Each month, our Moore Stephens L&D team brings you its top picks for essential reading. This month we look at two books published in 2018 on legacy and leadership – one about what makes ordinary people into extraordinary leaders and one about how to build a long-term legacy in a short- term world.

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders (Elena L. Botelho & Kim R. Powell, with Tahl Raz)
 
In this book Botelho and Powell overturn the myths about what it takes to get to the top and succeed. They show how much of what we hear about who gets to the top, and how, is wrong. The CEO Next Door reveals the common attributes and counter-intuitive choices that set apart successful CEOs – lessons that we all can apply to our own careers. For anyone who aspires to rise up through their organisation and achieve their full potential, The CEO Next Door is an essential read.
 
Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World (Mark Miller & Lucas Conley)
 
In today’s short-term economy, long-term success stories are increasingly hard to find. Legacy in the Making celebrates an active, dynamic form of ‘modern legacy’, seen through the eyes of a select group of extraordinary men and women who are pursuing their enduring ambitions in the age of now. More than caretakers of the past, these modern legacy builders are also the authors of a vital today and tomorrow. Rather than leaving their legacies behind them, they are looking ahead to harness their long-term ambitions and inspire others to help carry them forward.
 
These are not static, traditional legacies. These are legacies in the making. Legacy in the Making is a delight to read and, more importantly, it serves as a guide to creating a meaningful organisation. As a handbook for building a lasting brand, this is a book for a different breed of business leader – one who looks beyond the moment to create a life of significance.

Happy reading!